Privacy News and Views for July 21

Government Surveillance

Court: Warrantless requests to track cellphones, Internet use grew sevenfold in D.C. in three years  Washington Post

U.S. appeals court upholds gag orders on FBI data surveillance | Reuters

Homeland Security says Americans who don’t want faces scanned leaving the country “shouldn’t travel” | ZD Net

Border Patrol Says It’s Barred From Searching Cloud Data on Phones  | NBC News

Silicon Valley mostly quiet in internet surveillance debate in Congress | Reuters

House Committee Backs Stronger Email/Data Privacy | Broadcasting & Cable

Efforts to estimate scope of FISA intrusion on Americans halts under Trump administration | The Washington Times

No one should have to guess meaning of surveillance laws | Human Rights Watch

Proposed Surveillance Guidelines Take Shape in Palo Alto, Calif.  |  Digital Communities

Corporate Surveillance

Surprise, Echo Owners, You’re Now Part of Amazon’s Random Social Network | Gizmodo

Goodbye Google Now, hello new feed that obsessively tracks your interests | PC World

The Scary Reason Companies Like Verizon Keep Blowing Your Digital Privacy | Fast Company

Apple’s privacy pledge complicates its AI push | Wired

Even Teenagers Are Creeped Out by Snapchat’s New Map Feature | Slate

Swapping My Privacy Rights to Find a Taqueria   CMS Wire

The Dark Side of That Personality Quiz You Just Took  |The Atlantic

Students’ & Minors’ Privacy

Hawaii Enacts Law to Prohibit Release of Credit Information of Children, Others | Lexology

Toys in 2017: Batteries (and Cybersecurity) Not Included | Bloomberg Privacy and Security Blog

Broadband Privacy

Rep. Ellison Statement on the Introduction of H.R. 3175, the Online Privacy Act

California is facing a major battle over internet privacy | The Verge

California heads effort to restore internet privacy protections | Legal Reader

Biometric Privacy

DMV Facial Recognition System Deemed Illegal By Vermont Attorney General | Vermont NPR

Tech Companies Are Pushing Back Against Biometric Privacy Laws | Bloomberg Business Week


Russian parliament bans use of proxy Internet services, VPNs  | Sacramento Bee

Analysis: To battle hackers, IBM wants to encrypt the world  | The Denver Post

No, the laws of Australia don’t override the laws of mathematics |  Brookings Institute

Right to Be Forgotten

French court refers ‘right to be forgotten’ dispute to top EU court | Reuters

This Week in Data Breaches

Verizon data of 6 million users leaked online | CNN Tech

Cloud Leak: How A Verizon Partner Exposed Millions of Customer Accounts  | UpGuard

Security news this week: White House exposes the info of privacy-concerned voters | Wired

Dow Jones customer data exposed in cloud error | The Hill